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Beaver (sternwheeler 1873)

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In service  1873
Identification  US registry # 2889
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Owner  Willamette Transportation Co., Willamette Falls Locks and Canal Co.
Route  Willamette, lower Columbia, and Stikine rivers
Launched  August 21, 1873, at Portland
Fate  May 17, 1878, hit rock and sank on Stikine R.

The Beaver was a sternwheel steamboat built in 1873 for the Willamette Transportation Company.

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Operations in Oregon

In 1875 Beaver passed into the ownership of the Willamette Falls Locks and Canal Company. Beaver worked on the Willamette River and then on the Columbia River on the run from Portland to Astoria.

Transfer to Stikine River service

In June 1876 Beaver was sold to Uriah Nelson and taken north to the Stikine River to serve traffic generated by the Cassiar Gold Rush.

Wrecked on Stikine River

On May 17, 1878 Beaver struck a rock 60 miles (97 km) below Glenora, British Columbia. The boat was wrecked but her machinery was salvaged.

References

Beaver (sternwheeler 1873) Wikipedia


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